The Beyond Wonderland Music Festival series held its first event on March 20, 2010, in San Bernardino, Calif., at the NOS Events Center. A one-day event that sold out, it featured Paul van Dyk, Groove Armada and Robbie Rivera. While it showcases the top electronic dance music artists, this is not a typical EDM event. Attendees are taken to a live version of Alice in Wonderland that is created through cutting-edge stage production to deliver a psychedelic storybook experience.
Taking the EDM Experience a Step Further
Before EDM events became mainstream, they took place underground. Often, they were referred to as raves. For a long time, they were not even legal in many cities, mostly because they have always been on the psychedelic side. Now that major cities embrace these celebrations, the Beyond Wonderland Music Festival series can take the experience a step further. This festival series is known for its art installations as well as its array of dancers and performers. The organizers got their start by holding parties in Los Angeles warehouses in 1993. Nocturnal Wonderland first took place in 1995 and its sister event, the Electric Daisy Carnival, in 1997. In 2010, the Electric Daisy Carnival reached 185,000 attendees over two days. Beyond Wonderland debuted in 2010 to a sold-out crowd. The EDC had to be moved to Las Vegas in 2011 to accommodate attendance and reached mainstream status when the Las Vegas Mayor declared June 20-26, 2011, as "Electric Daisy Carnival Week."
Where can I buy Beyond Wonderland Music Festival tickets?
When Beyond Wonderland Music Festival tickets go on sale, you can snag your spot at StubHub. Whether you plan to pop in for a single day of music or go all out with a VIP experience, StubHub has your passes, backed by its FanProtect guarantee, so you can purchase your tickets safely and securely via its mobile and desktop platforms.
Who performed at the most recent Beyond Wonderland Music Festival?
The most recent Beyond Wonderland Music Festival concert took place at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino on March 22 and 23, 2019. Tickets for the first day sold out in less than 24 hours. There were surprise appearances by deadmau5, REZZ and ZHU. The event was headlined by Armin van Buuren, Audien and Carnage. It is estimated that thousands of artists have performed at the Beyond events.
How are the stages set up at Beyond Wonderland Music Festival?
For the 2019 Beyond Wonderland Music Festival concert, four stages were erected. A typical event in this series can have up to six stages. Each stage features a different genre of EDM including house, trance and dubstep as well as drum & bass and hardstyle. So, chances are good you will find a vibe you will enjoy at the two-day festival.
When is Beyond Wonderland Music Festival 2020?
The 2020 Beyond Wonderland Music Festival 2020 event is not scheduled yet. The series will make a stop in Bogota, Colombia, on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. The sister event Nocturnal Wonderland is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in San Bernardino at Glen Helen Regional Park.
What attractions can I experience at the Beyond Wonderland Music Festival?
The Beyond Wonderland Music Festival is not your typical music festival. Even by EDM standards, this event is considered next-level as it sticks to its Alice in Wonderland theme. You are transported to Alice's world with psychedelic art installations and performers.
What other EDM festivals are held in Southern California?